Some schools are pumping music, noises and fragrances into the classroom to see if it improves exam results – could it work? What did your school smell like? Was it noisy or peaceful? It might not seem
About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open and a suited standing
Sleep is already known to boost our brains' ability to learn and remember -- and now, a new study actually demonstrates this ability. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science played a number of
The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown. The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep.
• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental
Aside from basic survival, the pursuit of happiness is arguably one of the most fundamental concerns of every human being on the planet (not to mention a driving force behind the $10 billion-a-year self-help
The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together." "It’s a classic saying, and it’s widely accepted because it’s true,"
Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work. “I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people”
'Cerebral organoids' model development of the mind in human embryo Scientists have long been taunted by the human brain. After all, the very organ that gives us knowledge remains largely unmastered — President
At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you
Researchers from UC Irvine have found that people with extraordinarily accurate memory are as vulnerable to the inception of fake memories as others, indicating that perhaps nobody is protected from memory
Why the coming years will witness exciting new discoveries about our brains – from creating better tools to probe the mind deeper to creating smart nanobots. The human brain is the most complex part of
Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual
Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom? For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Championships.
A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory. When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without the